What makes potty training such a big topic though is the power play that often arises. I researched motivation and applied it to toilet training here: “How to Potty Train without the Power Play”.
Finally, after I’d been there myself, I collated strategies that worked well for us and fit with the previous two research-based posts in “Potty Training Tips and Tools from Experience”.
For a great, research-based assessment of toilet training approaches see “Potty Training Techniques” from Gwen Dewar at Parenting Science.
You can also sign up here for a potty training chart, and an email round up of great potty training tips from around the web.
Most toilet training intervention studies use toilet training packages (multiple tactics at once). Making it hard to assess each tactic. However, I will try to assess each tactic based on relevant data and theory. 1. Underwear rather than nappies (diapers) A couple of...